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Welcome to the Standing Committee on Planning

AASHTO's Standing Committee on Planning (SCOP) investigates, studies, and reports on transportation planning activities. Comprehensive transportation planning is conducted by the State Departments of Transportation for a variety of policy, programming, and project level activities, including:

  • Legislative requests for transportation system performance
  • Urban and statewide transportation systems
  • Corridor and site planning for individual facilities.

To help serve the transportation planning community and share best-practices, SCOP:

  • Reviews and evaluates methods and information essential to transportation planning
  • Promotes and encourages interaction among transportation stakeholders
  • Reviews national problems, existing and proposed policies, Federal guidelines, and other regulations related to transportation.
Latest News from the
AASHTO Journal

Annual Summit Focuses on Equity and Transportation

The Congress for New Urbanism's Project for Transportation Reform will host a three-day annual summit, Oct, 1–3, in New York City, bringing together planners, designers, engineers, and public officials committed to creating and advancing transportation standards and policies that support urbanism and promote equity and equitable development. View the full story in the August 29 AASHTO Journal.

Upcoming Meetings


  • AASHTO Annual Meeting 
    Date: November 21 to 24, 2014
    Location: Charlotte, NC 
    More Information is available here.
    Contact: Matt Hardy (
  • 2015 AASHTO Washington Briefing
    Date: February 25 to 27, 2015
    Location: Washington, DC
    More information coming soon.
    More Information: Matt Hardy (
  • AASHTO Spring Meeting
    Date: May 13 to 15, 2015
    Location: Cheyenne, WY
    More Information: Matt Hardy (


SCOP Strategic Plan (for 2011-2015)




SCOP Members are leaders in statewide transportation planning. We recognize the importance of updating our membership roster to recognize the achievements of our members in their respective organizations. Please contact AASHTO SCOP liaison Matt Hardy, with changes to the SCOP Members committee roster.

Reporting Committees:


    Technical Programs:


    Shared Ideas




    We recognize that many other individuals in the state departments of transportation and numerous other federal, state, and local agencies and the private sector are actively involved in the comprehensive transportation planning process. To help share best practices among stakeholders, SCOP created is used by SCOP to share resources, best practices, and other information to further improve the practice of statewide transportation planning.